How you apply for a Pharmacist license depends on whether you have passed the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) and, if so, when you passed it, whether you requested a score transfer to Delaware and whether you are already licensed in another jurisdiction (state, U.S. territory or District of Columbia).
If either of the following situations applies to you, you must apply by Licensure Transfer (Reciprocity):
If neither of the situations above applies to you, file the Application for Pharmacist Licensure by Examination or Score Transfer form. The first question on the application asks you to select whether you are applying by Examination or Score Transfer. Use this table to decide which to check.
|IF you…||AND IF you…||THEN check…|
|have not passed the NAPLEX||want Delaware to be your primary jurisdiction for eligibility||Examination|
|have applied to take it in another jurisdiction and requested (or will request) score transfer to Delaware||Score Transfer|
|passed the NAPLEX over one year ago||are not currently licensed in another jurisdiction||Examination|
|passed the NAPLEX less than one year ago||requested score transfer to Delaware when you took it||Score Transfer|
Whether you are applying by Examination or Score Transfer, you must complete 1,500 hours of Board-approved pre-licensure experience before you can be considered for licensure. If you have not completed all 1,500 hours when you file the Application for Pharmacist Licensure by Examination or Score Transfer and you wish to attain any remaining hours while working in Delaware, you must file an Application for Registration for Internship in addition to this application. The Board office will issue you a permit to allow you to work as a Pharmacist Intern in a Delaware Pharmacy.
The following are required for all applications, regardless of whether you are applying by Examination or Score Transfer.
In addition to filing this application, you must register with NABP to take the Multi-State Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination (MPJE) and, if you have not already passed it, the NAPLEX. To register, go to www.nabp.pharmacy. You should register with NABP at the same time you file this application. Until you register with NABP, the Board office cannot make you eligible to take the exam.
The Board office will determine if you are eligible to take the examination when it has received all of the following:
When the Board office makes you eligible, NABP will send you an Authorization to Test letter that will explain how to schedule your examination.
For help on preparing for the MPJE, see MPJE Study Material.
NABP will notify you of the results. If you pass, all items listed in the Requirements for All Applications section above will be required before your Pharmacist license is issued.
If you did not pass an exam, you must wait before you can re-take the exam as follows:
To re-take an exam, you must re-register on www.nabp.pharmacy and the Board office must re-confirm your eligibility. For more information about re-taking the exams, see Section 1.2 of the Board’s Rules and Regulations.